Government Tightens COVID 19 Prevention Measures

Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa says the government will continue to enforce strict measures to curb the spread of the corona virus.

In a statement on  Tuesday, Minister Mutsvangwa said the law enforcement will pay attention to the proper wearing of masks and social distancing.

“With regard to law and order, Cabinet advises that in response to its earlier decision to further ease lockdown restrictions, security personnel will be directing greater attention towards the enforcement of critical COVID-19 containment measures such as physical distancing and the proper donning of face masks,” She said.

Meanwhile, Minister Mutsvangwa said all cross borders will be required to pay US$60 for COVID -19 testing despite providing a negative COVID -19 certificate.

“Cabinet further resolved that in line with Statutory Instrument 216(5) Section 8, which requires travelers showing COVID-19 symptoms, whether or not they have a COVID-19-free certificate to be tested, a nominal fee of US$60 be levied on travelers tested at ports of entry, and that the proceeds be used to replenish laboratory commodities. Metered taxi operations have been allowed to resume services to allow for the movement of tourists and citizens who are unable to use public transport,” she said.

 


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